Lock­yer calls for an ‘ old- school’ rough­ing up

Townsville Bulletin - - STATE OF ORIGIN III - PETER BADEL

DAR­REN Lock­yer has urged Queens­land’s for­wards to ter­rorise David Klem­mer by us­ing Trevor Gillmeis­ter- style tac­tics to turn the NSW rookie’s maiden Ori­gin de­cider into a night­mare.

NSW en­forcer Paul Gallen yesterday fired a fresh salvo at the Ma­roons, warn­ing Klem­mer’s MCG maul­ing has shaken- up Queens­land en­ter­ing Ori­gin III tonight at Sun­corp Sta­dium.

But Lock­yer, Ori­gin’s most- capped player, be­lieves the Ma­roons can tac­ti­cally muz­zle the 120kg gi­ant with a de­fen­sive at­ti­tude made fa­mous by Queens­land leg­end Gillmeis­ter.

Lock­yer says Queens­land paid a price in Ori­gin II for lack­ing suf­fi­cient line speed.

“The for­wards need to be phys­i­cal with Klem­mer,” Lock­yer said.

“It’s not about us­ing illegal tac­tics but they need a good old- fash­ioned way.

“They need to be ag­gres­sive with their de­fence, us­ing shoul­ders to get in there.

“Ba­si­cally, they need old- school, Trevor Gillmeis­ter- style de­fence to rough him up.”

Lock­yer ad­mits the Ma­roons may have been sur­prised by Klem­mer’s up- tempo ef­forts when thrown into the fray.

“I don’t know if Queens­land were pre­pared for that sort of ag­gres­sion from Klem­mer in Game Two, but they have to be pre­pared this time.”

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